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Donald Sutherland gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Donald Sutherland gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

January 27th, 2011 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Versatile actor Donald Sutherland, who has played everything from a Nazi spy to an aging astronaut, was honored Wednesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His star was unveiled outside the Roosevelt Hotel next to son Kiefer Sutherland's star.

The elder Sutherland joked that getting a star was better than a headstone at a cemetery.

"This marker I can actually come and visit," Sutherland, 75, said. "I could get a chair and sit here, or a bucket and a mop and clean it, and make sure that people don't step on it."

Kiefer Sutherland wasn't able to attend the ceremony because of work obligations in New York. He wrote a message that was read by Colin Farrell, his father's co-star in the comedy "Horrible Bosses" due out later this year.

"I selfishly wanted to be there to simply tell you how proud I am to have you as my father and how even more proud I am to be your son," Kiefer Sutherland wrote.

The career of Canadian-born Donald Sutherland has spanned nearly five decades and included appearances in the movies "The Dirty Dozen," "The Day of the Locust," "Ordinary People" and "Space Cowboys."

He won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role in the 1995 television crime drama "Citizen X" and another Golden Globe award for his portrayal of presidential adviser Clark Clifford in the 2002 television movie "Path to War."

He appears in the thriller "The Mechanic" and the upcoming Roman epic "The Eagle."

He said he loves working and has no plans to retire.